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Arrington, C. Nikki; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Little is known about how specific components of working memory, namely, attentional processes including response inhibition, sustained attention, and cognitive inhibition, are related to reading decoding and comprehension. The current study evaluated the relations of reading comprehension, decoding, working memory, and attentional control in…
Descriptors: Attention, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
Kim, James S.; Guryan, Jonathan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
There are several goals guiding this study. First, the authors use an experimental design to examine the causal effects of giving children 10 self-selected books over two summers. Second, they examine whether treatment effects are moderated by children's family income (i.e., eligibility for free- and reduced-price lunch). As a result, they examine…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Research Design, Reading Materials, Family Income
Middleton, Kyndra; Dorans, Neil J. – Educational Testing Service, 2011
Extreme linkings are performed in settings in which neither equivalent groups nor anchor material is available to link scores on two assessments. Examples of extreme linkages include links between scores on tests administered in different languages or between scores on tests administered across disability groups. The strength of interpretation…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Testing, Difficulty Level, Test Reliability
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Faggella-Luby, Michael; Wardwell, Michelle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
Response to intervention (RTI) has received considerable attention from both researchers and practitioners as a schoolwide model for service delivery. However, research is limited on RTI applications in middle and high schools. The purpose of this article is to describe the outcomes of an experimental examination of a secondary (Tier 2) literacy…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Middle Schools, Urban Schools
Hairrell, Angela; Vaughn, Sharon; Edmonds, Meaghan; Swanson, Elizabeth; Simmons, Deb; Larsen, Ross; Rupley, William; Willson, Victor – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the relative effects of the single-focus interventions (vocabulary and comprehension) and the streamlined multi-component model. The program of research included a development and pilot phase, an initial experimental study and a follow-up study to further refine and test the model. Results presented here…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Followup Studies